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I love this thing so...
May 24, 2013
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I love this thing so much that I bought a second one and a couple of packs of HB leads to use for daily writing tasks. The grip is comfortable, the weight is perfect, and its just... perfect.

+ Staedtler typically has high-quality materials
+ All-metal body
+ Knurled grip
+ Balanced weight
+ Knock lead advancement (a bad thing for those who enjoy drop-clutch)
+ Aesthetically pleasing
+ Multiple lead type options
+ Professional appearance
+ Fantastic for drawing
+ Comfortable for writing
+ Leads span the entire length of the pencil
+ Leads last a long time
+ Speedy shipping (thanks JetPens!)
+ Built to last

- I'm afraid to let anyone borrow it, even if they are within view
- Get the "Uni-ball 2 mm Pencil Lead Sharpener" as the Staedtler lead pointer doesn't work as well for this purpose

For those who may be curious, I emailed the Staedtler Japan branch to find out what kind of lead comes pre-loaded inside of this pencil (as JetPens stated that they were not given this information- their customer service is speedy and awesome, even if they didn't have the answer I was looking for!). The answer is HB. I assumed this, but I wanted to be sure before I attacked a college exam scantron sheet with it! So, the long piece of lead that is included inside of the pencil is HB. Happy writing!
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I'm a professional fine...
August 22, 2014
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I'm a professional fine art painter and I must say this is an awesome piece. This holder has great balance and the weight is conducive to accurate mark making. The build quality is excellent. I must recommend this to anyone who wants a well balanced, durable lead holder.
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This is my single favorite...
June 13, 2014
This is my single favorite writing utensil!

I bought this pencil becuase i have a writing disability called dysgraphia. i have always had an easier time using mechanical pencils but i pressed too hard and they always broke. When i found about these i was ecstatic!!!

the weight is wonderful
the metal construction
the machining on this pencil is amazing

the only thing I don't like is that the cap isn't metal like the rest of the pencil other than that its amazing.

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This is an awesome pencil...
May 1, 2015
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This is an awesome pencil and very easy to use. Love it.
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Very nice sketching pencil...
February 8, 2015
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Very nice sketching pencil lead holder
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Fantastic value and fast...
June 6, 2013
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Fantastic value and fast shipping! This lead holder will not disappoint!
Fantastic value and fast...
June 6, 2013
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Fantastic value and fast shipping! This lead holder will not disappoint!
This was the first lead...
March 22, 2013
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This was the first lead holder pencil i ever bought and i gotta say it's really amazing! The design is by far, the best i've seen, esp. for a metal body. Some 2 mm refill leads however, are too long making it difficult. So you would have to chop off a piece. I would recommend using the preferred lead refills. Overall, for my first lead holder pencil, i really like it.
Pros: - Love this pencil!...
February 20, 2011
- Love this pencil! :D
- ALL Metal
- Click to extend the lead

- I bought the TK 9400 Faber Castell while i was in London and i actually prefer the look of it to this Staedtler pencil. (The Faber Castell was also ~8 dollars cheaper -cost 5 pounds in London-)
- The Faber Castell simply lets the lead slide out, yet at times, i prefer that because i can regulate the length of the lead in the blink of an eye w/o taking time to click away to extend the lead of this pencil. Still, i keep both lead holders in my main pencil case just for fun :]
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Well made pencil, though...
October 27, 2014
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Well made pencil, though it does rattle a bit as you use it.
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